written and performed by Josh Brassard
directed by Stephanie Ross
presented as part of PortFringe 2016
Tuesday June 21 2016 – 7:30pm
Friday June 24 2016 – 7:30pm
Saturday June 25 2016 – 5:45pm
at the Portland Stage Studio Theater
25A Forest Ave, Portland ME
All I have is thoughts going across my head…
When Alex Kimball was in his late teens, he had a psychotic break: hearing voices telling him horrible things about his family, having visual hallucinations of glowing eyes in the dark, and possessing the unshakable belief that the Devil was out to destroy him. The subsequent diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, and the failure of almost every standard treatment to address Alex’s ongoing psychosis, took their toll on his family, leading to fateful decisions and rifts that tear at the very fabric of the family.
A searing and raw account of the Kimball family as the try to navigate the murky waters of an often-times devastating mental illness, My Brother’s Keeper was a one-person performance piece written and performed by Josh Brassard, with direction by Stephanie Ross. My Brother’s Keeper was presented as part of PortFringe 2016, Maine’s fringe theatre festival. Pie Man previously participated in PortFringe in 2015, with their inaugural production of the one-hour Macbeth.
My Brother’s Keeper, written and performed by Josh Brassard, with direction by Stephanie Ross. Presented as part of PortFringe 2016. My Brother’s Keeper was shown for three performances only: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:30pm; Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:30pm; and Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 5:45pm. All performances were at the Portland Stage Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave, Portland ME. More information about the annual PortFringe festival can be obtained by visiting www.portfringe.com.